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Homemade Rock Sliders

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by CollegeKevin, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Oct 14, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    CollegeKevin

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    Thank you. I'm probably around 5 hours in at this point. A lot of that time was deciding on how I wanted them to look. I didnt really do any preplanning. Sorta measured and cut as I went.
     
  2. Oct 14, 2012 at 7:43 PM
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    have you tried lifting the truck with them?? thats what id like to see haha
     
  3. Oct 14, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    CollegeKevin

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    Yea I have a hi lift jack that I will try out on it after I weld it to the frame. Ill take pics when I do it. I have no doubt that they wouldn't hold.
     
  4. Oct 14, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    He will be able to lift off any part of the slider without any issues with that design and material.
     
  5. Oct 14, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    ive used that stuff in the past and loved it, decently light but very strong
     
  6. Oct 14, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    steve o 77

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    my 120 wall sliders flex about 1/8 inch on the hi lift. these probably won't move.
     
  7. Oct 14, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    makes me want to make some for my truck after my long travel :p
     
  8. Oct 14, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    Good work! They are definitely super beefy!
     
  9. Oct 15, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    If you're able to, you might want to cut a bevel/ramp on the front end. Helps not getting hung up on stuff.

    You can see it in this pic (sorry about the size):

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  10. Oct 15, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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    Ahh. I already capped the ends today. That would have been a good.idea. I like.your.skid plate.tho. I might try something like that. Is that 1/8" steel?
     
  11. Oct 15, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    looks great! The kickout would be nice too thou.
     
  12. Oct 15, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    Any reason for square pipe vs round? Looks good.
     
  13. Oct 15, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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    Easier to work with and I like the look more than round.
     
  14. Oct 15, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    Yea I was gonna come off the 1st runner with a longer 45 intersecting the 2nd runner but decided against it. I don't want the kids around here to think my truck is a jungle gym. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Oct 16, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    Little update. Finished capping off the ends and smoothing them out. Also cut and bent the pieces to weld to the frame of the truck. Instead of using 3" angle like I originally planned, I decided to cut 1/4" flat stock into 5"x7" pieces and bending them to give a 2" lip that will catch the bottom of the frame. I still have to cut the gussets and legs. Also picked up a can of Herculiner for the finished product.

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  16. Oct 16, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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    Very nice work man! Always love seeing some DIY!
     
  17. Oct 16, 2012 at 6:46 PM
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    Nice work.
    If you ever bend those, they'll tell you about it in the ER. ;)
     
  18. Oct 18, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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    Some more updated pics.

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    Still don't think it will be done for Rausch Creek, but its still almost complete.
     
  19. Oct 18, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    You might be done in time if you take Friday off, but even then, that's not much time for paint to cure. You have to paint them after welding them on anyway, so you could run bare steel this weekend. I almost had to do that, but just got the last bolt turned on mine five minutes ago. :)
     
  20. Oct 18, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    looking good
     
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